Assistant to the Vice President
Division of Student Affairs
The University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant to the Vice President. The University of Georgia, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. The University enrolls 35,000 students and is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is ranked among the top 25 public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/ .
The Assistant to the Vice President is a member of the central office staff, serves on the administrative team for the division and reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs. This individual performs background research prior to the Vice President’s involvement in university events and activities, and prepares briefing materials designed to assist the Vice President in making formal and informal remarks and in carrying out official business. In addition, this individual will be called upon to write reports, letters, background papers and other written documents related to the duties of the Vice President. Additional information about the Division of Student Affairs is available at http://studentaffairs.uga.edu/ .
General responsibilities of the position include the following: maintain strict confidences related to sensitive information and communications with the Vice President; assist with division wide planning and reporting communications; assist with the coordination of division-wide community building activities; serve as an advocate for various student populations; participate in division budget development, strategic planning, and goal setting; provide staff support for the Vice President’s initiatives, and contribute to the collaborative efforts to enhance the total educational experience for all University of Georgia students.
The Assistant to the Vice President must be knowledgeable of division goals, operations, personnel, and programs, and may be asked to help represent the division to various constituencies including media, donors, parents, and other University offices. Also, the candidate must have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; excellent listening and problem-solving skills; sound judgment; an understanding of student development theory; ability to work effectively with diverse groups of faculty, administrators, and students, parents, and community officials; and broad based knowledge student affairs functions, services, and budgets at large public institutions.
Specific responsibilities include:
To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to September 1, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a cover letter of interest and current resume. References are not necessary for application at this time but may be requested later in the process.
- Conduct research and/or gather information related to new programs or initiatives
- Assist in the development and/or enhancement of programs or services in the Division of Student Affairs
- Serve as an advocate for various student populations
- Travel, as needed, with the Vice President
- Assist with coordinating responses to concerns and complaints brought to the Vice President by various constituencies
- Assist with the division’s fundraising efforts
- Assist with the daily operations within the Division of Student Affairs
- Create reports, letters, papers, and other written documents for the Vice President and others
- Plan and supervise select events for the Vice President (including working with others to create and implement events)
- Attend meetings, as needed, for the Vice President both on and off-campus
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President
Qualifications: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in higher education/student affairs, counseling, or related field; 3 years work experience in a higher education setting working directly with students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni is strongly preferred.
Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to: email@example.com
In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be directed to:
University of Georgia, Human Resources
Search Committee: Assistant to the Vice President
C/o UGA Search Group
215 S. Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602
Confidential requests for information should be directed to the primary Executive Search Consultant, Michael Luthi, of the UGA Search Group, 706-542-1837.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution
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